AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli is expected to make four changes to the starting line-up for the game against Spezia compared to the team that lost to Inter.
According to what is being reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (as seen below), Mike Maignan will remain in goal while Simon Kjaer, Fikayo Tomori and Theo Hernandez will be three quarters of the back four, but Pierre Kalulu will come in for Davide Calabria.
In midfield the absences of Ismael Bennacer and Rade Krunic due to injury mean that Sandro Tonali will be partnered by Tommaso Pobega.
Alexis Saelemaekers should shift to the right wing again after playing on the left against Inter, with Divock Origi occupying that spot and Brahim Diaz as the playmaker behind Ante Rebic, who will give Olivier Giroud a rest.
Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Kalulu, Kjaer, Tomori, Theo; Tonalo, Pobega; Saelemaekers, Brahim, Origi; Rebic.
Probable Spezia XI (4-3-3): Dragowski; Amian, Ampadu, Wisniewski, Nikolaou; Esposito, Ekdal, Bourabia; Verde, Nzola, Gyasi.
Interesting, I am actually curious how this lineup will perform. Origi didn’t look too awful playing on the LW vs Inter. Not sure about Brahim in CAM but Salae in RW should be good. Worried about Rebic though. Double pivot might be ok with Tonali and Pobega. I think the defense will be solid. Let’s score early in the first half and then rotate, Brahim, Theo, and Tonali at the half.
What a shockingly awful attack.
But its necessary rotation.